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Fair Value Trader

FairValue Trader started as an intern in the fixed income & derivatives department at Charles Schwab before working hedging operations for a precious metals company. Later he managed hedge positions for an agribusiness. He has also worked for MrTopStep and Hamzei Analytics while his writing has been read on Yahoo Finance, Benzinga, Barchart, and others.

Recent Posts

Posted by Fair Value Trader on May 21, 2020

6 Unspoken Rules of the Trading Life

Every environment or culture has a series of unspoken rules. While the written rules are usually given as official guidelines as to the “do's and don'ts” of corporate interaction, often the...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on May 14, 2020

Sitting Tight For Now

It is now mid-May, the 10th out of 20 global business days. COVID-19 has, in the short-term, seemed to have topped out and is globally trending lower. There have been plenty of concerns noted by...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on May 08, 2020

Brave Men & Proud Simulators

One of my favorite movie quotes comes from an obscure comedy film from 1996 called “Down Periscope,” featuring Kelsey Grammer and Rob Schneider, among others. In limited space, I cannot summarize...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on April 30, 2020

What Is The Market Telling You?

If you’re primarily a swing trader in the futures and currency markets, or use these markets for correlation, you may have found yourself confused over the last several weeks. If so, you are not...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on April 23, 2020

Watch Gold For Aussie Clues

Last week, we took a close look at currency/commodity correlations by making specific reference to the Japanese Yen and U.S. Treasury Notes, using one market’s technical health as an indication...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on April 16, 2020

Using Market Correlations To Identify Trend Reversals

Trading currency and futures markets are not supposed to be easy; otherwise, everyone would be doing it. No matter how time tested our particular trading systems are, our risk management qualities...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on April 09, 2020

Commodity Currencies Enjoy The Weak Dollar

Back in late January when the COVID19 crisis was just beginning to sprout legs, we looked at commodity performance during the 2003 SARS outbreak and concluded that this developing pandemic...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on April 05, 2020

Stay Motivated

Following last week’s record uptick of 3.3 million jobless claims, which was nearly five times the previous record, this week, the weekly jobless claims for the final full week of March came in at...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on March 26, 2020

Unemployment Numbers as Long Term Barometers

This morning the weekly jobless claims were released as usual at 8:30 am EST in the United States. This figure is a calculation of all who in the prior week filed initial jobless claims with their...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on March 20, 2020

Sun Tzu and Dead Cat Bounces

One of the things that happens to traders when they watch screens all day is that we are at times prone to losing long term perspective by watching short term price fluctuations. Depending on...